Peacecamp is a 10 day multicultural encounter of adolescents of different nationalities, religions and cultures.
The president of Austria is patron of peacecamp 2023
It´s safe to say we are not standing on safe ground. We are in way over our heads.
And that is precisely why we must keep swimming, must stay committed to unlearning prejudice and learning to practice solidarity. History is never just a single story, but a multitude of narratives, the same way our identities are made of more than just a single narrative. We must practice to listen to the voices sharing their stories around us, must learn how to hold place for those who are overheard in order to tell all of our stories together. Only if we keep weaving together the many threads of our narratives, can we tell a different story. One, that is not about heroes and villains but about the beauty of multitude and the art of healing together.
peacecamp – now more than ever.
Peacecamp is built around pedagogical-therapeutic workshops, in which the young participants are challenged to deal with their own as well as ‘foreign’ histories, religions and cultures before subsequently getting to know and discussing political reality(ies) and narratives and looking for a way to contribute to creating a more peaceful world for everyone.
Peacecamp was founded by Viennese psychotherapist and psychoanalyst Evelyn Böhmer-Laufer.
There have been 17 peacecamps so far, running annually from 2004 until 2019. Since the 6th peacecamp in 2008, they have been documented by Gerald Muthsam in the form of a short film that is shown at the end of each event and at the Jewish Film Festival.
In 2022, the project was taken over by Lia, Lukas & AnnPhie as part of the 4peace organisation.